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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> well, redistricting will be a big topic in annapolis. there will be a public meeting this afternoon at one. a panel will submit a plan for redistricting maryland's 8th congressional district. >> that committee will submit a plan to the governor on redistricting the legislative district for state lawmakers. that plan will be submitted to the general assembly in january. >>> news time is 5:05. we deal with the snow. we do it in the winter. >> yeah. >> never in the summer. >> never. thank goodness. parts the southwest deal with a huge problem a different problem this summer. >>> now look at that. the difficulty drivers are having getting around the dust. >>> plus, firefighters have a difficult time fighting a grass fire. what officials say started the fire. we will let you know. you watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> we come back a massive dust storm blowing through arizona. look at this video that came in overnight. >> this is the phoenix area. storms have strong winds that kicked up a lot of dirt. thunderstorms drown draft cr
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. same thing. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfin
ABC
Jul 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. >> reporter: last night after their prime time addresses to house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend more and you pay more. >> reporter: right now there are two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the senate and a senate one that cannot likely pass the house. both cut more than $1 trillion in spending and do not raise ta
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> reporter: gary wong, a san francisco native, was on his first big getaway after retirement. he says he can still hear the cries of his fishing companions. >> this guy was yelling for help, help me. oh, god. help me, help me. oh, god. the water is all the way up to his head. >> reporter: all 44 people on board thrust into pitch black ocean water forced to cling for life using whatever they could find. now all they can think about is finding their missing brother. >> we're not leaving until we find him. i mean, one way or another. >> reporter: new mexican navy and the u.s. coast guard will be back at it again today searching by boat and aircraft trying to find these missing seven men. george? >> okay, abbie, thanks. >>> the water is relatively warm and relatively calm right now. >> fingers crossed. >>> the waiting game has begun in the casey anthony trial. the jury began deliberating yesterday following two days of closing arguments that have been incredibly contentious. ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest this morning. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 4:30am EDT
the left lane closed. megan. >> thanks. >>> 4:32 right now. it's a big weekend to go out and have fun and obviously eat a lot of good food. a lot of us like crabs and it's going to be the 4th of july of course. and so with the crabs also comes the beer. abc2 news linda so is live this morning to tell us why we will pay more for drinks starting today. right, linda? >> reporter: yeah, well, the sales tax for alcohol is taking effect today. it's a 3% increase and it means three cents on the dollar. the good news is some places are not going to be passing on that tax to its customers like here at conrad in parkville. we have an early visitor. it's going to be a huge weekend for crabs. but first the alcohol tax. you were saying it's 3% increase but you won't be passing it on. >> most likely. aid small business and it's not a good idea to pass too much on the customers. so 3% will set the limit and doesn't adversely affect the sales. >> reporter: this weekend big 4th of july weekend. >> customers are safe. >> reporter: let's talk about the crabs. how are the prices this year. >> prices are-
ABC
Jul 15, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >>> you will be able to see the darling of the republican party on the big screen soon. sarah palin's movie opens todaych the film details the former governor's rise to fame. and find it at amc theaters across the country. >>> his lawyers say they need more time but a judge has begin the green light for the trial of former presidential candidate john edwards. he is accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions to help him hide an affair during his unsuccessful bid for the white house back in 2008. his attorneys wanted to push the trial back to january but a judge said yesterday they should be ready to go in october. >>> in the weeks since casey anthony was found not guilty in the killing of her daughter, her bank account has been boosted. donors from as far away from canada has been sending money to her account. her account has gone from 264 dollars to nearly 500 bucks in the days since the verdict. she is scheduled to be released on sunday. >>> and good news for footballfans. there's hope and agreement in principle. could be coming in the nfl labor talks. marathon talks yeste
ABC
Jul 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
:30 in the morning. thanks for joining you, i am-- us, i am megan pringle. >> let's get to the big story locally. it's going to be the weather. yesterday, 100 degrees. >> it was hard to be outside. the air didn't feel like it was moving so we will see when things will change. justin good morning. >> good morning. yeah. we had ourselves a high temperature yesterday of 93. the winds did stir up. we had severe weather. today, the biggest issue is about the heat that tops out today with higher temperatures and the heat index up to 105. so it's going to be uncomfortable to be outside again code orange air quality which is improvement from the outlook for yesterday. thunderstorms isolated today. we will recap last night's storms in a couple minutes. and wait until you see the beautiful pictures we got before we get to beautiful weather. inner harbor, promising 806789 look at downtown. 81 compared to 76 reisterstown and 73 west friendship. westminster and down by annapolis. today's forecast in a moment. but currently we are dry. let's check out the traffic with tonya. >> reporter: we are doing okay. no acc
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 6:30am EDT
-old son. knees very much knew daddy was on a big ship and we had a calendar set up and every morning he would put a sticker up because he didn't have a concept of what a day or a month is. so he put a sticker up and it was circled when he left and when he was coming home. >> he will be home for nine months before leaving for another deployment. >>> all right. don't you hate it when you get a call on the cell phone and don't recognize the number. >> do you answer? >> no. >> take one cell phone provide here wants to take away the guessing game a new feature for your phone but one we used to use all the time. >>> potter fans rejoice. the muggles get ready. midnight shows across the country, the final chapter in the harry potter saga and it's not released every where yesterday, this movie is already setting records. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> welcome back. a new study is shedding light on the people out there using their ipads. the university of missouri surveyed more than 500 ipad users couches and easy chairs and those areas appear to be the most commonplaces that respondent use
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 7:00am EDT
of casey anthony's defense, that was the big question. would she take the stand? the jury hear from perhaps the only person who knows what happened to her daughter. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: but first one last critical witness for the defense. crystal holloway, the woman who claimed she had a brief affair with casey's father. >> was this an intimate relationship? >> yes. >> reporter: george anthony admits they were friends but denies they were anything more and he also denies what has become the cornerstone of the defense, that he, caylee's grandfather, knew this was not a murder at all. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control but i was in shock. >> reporter: the defense claims caylee died in a swimming pool accident and granddad george helped dispose of the body the same way he buried household pets over the years. >> when you found out that your granddaughter was found with a blanket and with a plastic bag and with duct tape, did you tele law enforcement
ABC
Jul 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
. as the heat moved east. >> takes your breath away. >> reporter: the big apple is on the broiler with heat indexes soaring to 110 degrees. the statue of liberty's crown closed to visitors. in chicago, parents were steamed over a local summer school without air-conditioning. >> they deserve to come here comfortably to learn. >> reporter: in detroit, the city started rolling power blackouts. it's just before 2:00 in new york and the air temperature is 94. add in the humidity and heat index is 107. as anybody in the city knows it's hotter on the pavement. this reading 113. at a new york city subway station we found temperatures over 95 degrees. this dry cleaner's was sweltering over 100 degrees and in times square, the bright lights turned off to save power. within five minutes i already developed a full sweat. the kind of heat that can have a real physical impact. let's bring in dr. besser and test some folks out. >> i already feel my pulse is racing. that's what we'll see here. sure enough we found dave solal delivering water. >> can i take your pulse? >> water he could have used in this he
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 4:30am EDT
a wonderful weekend. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. weather is a big story across the country. flooding in missouri, storms across the rocky mountains. what's it going to do here in our viewing area. and let's wet come back justin berk who has been gone for a while. >> noise to have you back. >> so glad to be here at 4 chn 30 to have an adult -- #:30 to have an adult -- 4-rb:30 to have an a-- 4:30 to have an adult conversation. we colored in the lines for you. southern maryland, lower eastern who are shore. the code red is dangerous. we are building up pollution and heat and the humidity. 90 is with a we hit yesterday in baltimore -- what we hit yesterday in baltimore. this morning, 74 and we have a couple more hot days. we will talk about how hot in a moment. let's take you outside to look at traffic with tonya. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are accident free in baltimore city and baltimore county. great way to start the morning. let's look at the beltway. no incidents to report. this is 695 at wilkins on the southwest side. a little heavier traffic on the outer
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
's get to it because the big story as megan pointed out is sticky and muggy as you start your tuesday. is it going to get worse and how long will it hang around? >> it will get worse. we are talking about the rest of the country getting hit and it'sour turn. we get a little taste of it and not the full onslaught. this morning, 75 in towson. look at the view here and you see clouds there obscuring the sky. a sign that there are at least cloud out there and a slight chance we could still develop a shower this morning. most of the active has been outside of the region. 79 glen burnie. 75 bel air this morning. we have got mid to upper 70s eastern shore. and we have got mid to low 70s north and west where woodbine is 72 and 73 in westminster. further west you go, you find the rain. moderate to heavy rain west of hancock towards cumberland and garrett county slide together south side of pittsburgh. it looks like it is not producing much around here. but there's still a slight chance that something could flare up in the next hour or two. at least have to give that possibility and i want you
ABC
Jul 11, 2011 6:30am EDT
pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> today a government study about distracted driving is expected to be released and it shows that the crackdown and the public education about the dangers have proven highly effective. the study says hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving dropped sharply in syracuse new york and harford connecticut during four periods of stepped up enforcement coupled with media campaigns as well. so the transportation secretary says that the study shows the strong laws combined with the highly visible police enforcement can reduce dangerous cell phone habits when you are behind the wheel. >>> and don't expect to see gas prices go down anymore at least for now. this is all coming from the lundberg survey and it's not great news. it found the two month drop off in gasoline crisis across the country is stopped due to steady and crude oil prices. the average price of a gallon of regula
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 5:30am EDT
this video. parts of new orleans is drying out this morning. severe weather caused flooding in the big easy. up to 7 inches of rain fell in a matter of a few hours swamping the drainage system there and cutting power to thousands of people. you can see how communities there and commuters had to navigate the streets. some homes suffered damage. i know we need rain there but you see that and not that much. >> 7 inches in a couple hours justin? that's got to be close to a record. that's huge. >> that's too much. that's too much for something we can handle here with our drainage system. new orleans drainage system can handle 1 to 2 inches per hour. and overtaking their capacity. and as far as capacity for rain, we have been watching this tropical system form over the bahamas yesterday. at least the night before and work its way into the open atlantic. 200 miles north of the island we are looking at this roll up into the atlantic. it is going to work towards bermuda. wind down to 50 miles per hour to the north, northeast it moves at 6 miles per hour. and you can see it parallelling the coastline
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